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digital media exposure around competitions as well as gain a better understanding of the competition dashboard. Those involved in competing can stop by to learn about everything associated with USEF horse registration. In addition to several committee meetings over the course of the week, three Town Halls will be held on Wednesday, January 11. All three tackle important issues facing equestrian sport: Concussions, Horse Welfare, and Drugs and Medications. The second General Session on Friday, January 13, features USEF CEO Bill Moroney, General Counsel Sonja Keating, Director of Sport Will Connell, Chief Financial Officer David Harris, Chief Information Officer Justin Provost, and Chief Marketing and Content Officer Vicki Lowell as they break down the USEF strategic plan implementation and recap the progress that occurred in 2016. What would Annual Meeting be without fun on the agenda? On Wednesday, January 11, attendees will gather at Lexington’s cultural gem, 21c Museum Hotel, for the 100th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Chrystine Tauber. Durusef.org

ing the course of the evening, everyone can catch up with industry friends and get a sneak peak of rebranded ShopUSEF apparel available in 2017 via a fashion show. On Friday, January 13, USEF will hold the Pegasus Awards to celebrate distinguished individuals who have made an incredible impact in the U.S. equestrian community. Finally, the 2017 USEF Annual Meeting wraps up on Saturday with the Horse of the Year Awards recognizing the 2016 USEF Champions. Annual Meeting registration, hotel accommodations, and a complete schedule of events are available at USEF.org/convention. Upon registration, stay on top of the latest announcements leading up to and during the week with the USEF Annual Meeting app, compatible with iOS and Android devices, available for download on iTunes and Google Play. Please note that the Pegasus Awards and Horse of the Year Awards are two separate events and are not included with Annual Meeting registration. Those interested in attending these awards banquets must purchase tickets separately. ■ Dana Rossmeier Winter 2016

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